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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

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Is 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' getting too real as Teresa faces jail?

With the Giudices in legal hot water, will this add drama or be too much?

Season six of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" hasn't gotten the go-ahead from Bravo just yet, but if it does, we can guess at least one meaty topic that will be gossip fodder -- Teresa and Joe Giudice's legal problems. While the ladies have snarked back and forth over the seasons about who is in debt, who's declaring bankruptcy and who's just a piece of work, the latest disaster is much weightier than past ones. Joe Giudice could be deported (he was born in Italy) and both he and his wife are facing jail time. 

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<p>Here's the Ant-Man costume from the test footage that Edgar Wright shot for his 'Ant-Man' film, but who will wear the suit for the movie?</p>

Here's the Ant-Man costume from the test footage that Edgar Wright shot for his 'Ant-Man' film, but who will wear the suit for the movie?

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Simon Pegg hints on Twitter that he might be signed to play 'Ant-Man'

Could he be yanking our chain?

It would seem like a given that Edgar Wright would find a way to work Simon Pegg into "Ant-Man," his long-in-development Marvel movie that is set right now to kick off Phase Three of Marvel's world domination.

Honestly, though, I never would have guessed that Pegg would be suiting up for the role of Ant-Man himself, which makes today's Twitter tease by Pegg an intriguing one. If you haven't seen, Pegg appears to be touring Marvel today, and he's sent out several images. There's one of him with the Hulk, another of him holding Thor's hammer, and then one final one where he is standing in front of a painting.

Innocuous stuff, right? Just a fanboy-turned-actor enjoying his tour of the space where they're turning our collective childhood into a whole series of massive franchises, right?

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<p>Justin Timberlake</p>

Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake reveals 'The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2' track listing

Follow-up to year's biggest seller comes out Sept. 20

Fans have already heard “Take Back The Night,” the first single from Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience- 2 of 2.” Now, they can at least imagine what the other 10 tracks sound like after Timberlake released the track listing last night.

The album, the follow-up to this year’s best-selling title, “The 20/20 Experience,” comes out Sept. 20 and fans can already pre-order it on Amazon and iTunes.

Timberlake, who has been on a stadium tour with Jay-Z this summer, will kick off his own headlining tour Oct. 31 in Montreal. But first, Timberlake will appear at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25. He is up for six awards.

“The 20/20 Experience- 2 of 2” track listing:

1.Gimme What I Don't Want Know (I Want)
2. True Blood
3. Cabaret
4. TKO
5. Take Back The Night
6. Murder
7. Drink You Away
8. You Got It On
9. Amnesia
10. Only When I Walk Away
11. Not A Bad Thing

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"That '70s Show" star Lisa Robin Kelly dies at 43


"That '70s Show" star Lisa Robin Kelly dies at 43
The troubled actress, who played Eric Forman's older sister Laurie, died last night in her sleep at a rehab facility. "She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle," says her agent, who adds that Kelly checked herself into rehab just last week.

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"Duck Dynasty"

 "Duck Dynasty"

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'Duck Dynasty' season premiere breaks all records

The season premiere is the top nonfiction series telecast in cable history
Hello, networks? You may want to take notice of a bunch of guys with ZZ Top beards who make duck calls for a living, because their ratings are blowing your shows and everyone else's out of the water. On Wednesday night, 11.8 million viewers tuned in to see the season premiere of "Duck Dynasty," making the episode the number one nonfiction series in cable history. That's right, in history.
 
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'Duck Dynasty's' season premiere sets a new cable record


"Duck Dynasty's" season premiere sets a new cable record
The 11.8 million watching last night's Season 4 premiere represents the most-watched nonfiction telecast in cable history. A 2009 "Jon & Kate" episode held the previous record.

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<p>Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman are together for the first time since 'Air Force One' in the new film 'Paranoia'</p>

Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman are together for the first time since 'Air Force One' in the new film 'Paranoia'

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Review: 'Paranoia' wastes Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in a limp predictable thriller

Liam Hemsworth fails to impress in his biggest role yet

"Paranoia," based on a novel by Joseph Finder, resembles the template for early John Grisham films or for Oliver Stone's "Wall Street," stories in which the young hungry guy who wants to make a name for himself falls under the scrutiny of an older mentor figure who then tempts them down the path of wrongdoing, ultimately leading to a moral crisis for the lead. As directed by Robert Luketic, "Paranoia" is professional in every way, but there's no pulse to it. It is entirely adequate, livened up only by a few supporting turns.

Part of the problem is Liam Hemsworth, who seems like a charming enough guy, but who doesn't really have any onscreen energy. It doesn't help that he's caught between two CEOs locked in a pissing match that's gone on for years, or that those two CEOs are played by Gary Oldman, who savors every bite of the scenery that he takes, and Harrison Ford, who manages to suggest a real inner life for his character with very limited screen time. There's one great scene in the movie where Oldman and Ford come face to face and they play this subtle, funny, furious game of "Which One Of Us Is The Alpha Male?" that leaves poor Hemsworth stranded, standing there between them and completely out of his weight class.

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"Breaking Bad"

 "Breaking Bad"

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Listen: CulturePop No. 23 - 'Breaking Bad' writer/director George Mastras

Our special guest has stories that will stun you

Melinda and I were thrilled to get a chance to talk to "Breaking Bad" writer/director George Mastras this week. We love the show (Mastras is Emmy nominated for the season five episode "Dead Freight," which he wrote and directed), but we'd be eager to talk to this guy anyway -- he's a former lawyer, criminal investigator, novelist, world traveler and grade A storyteller. Whether or not you watch "Breaking Bad," you owe it to yourself to hear what Mastras has to say about the creative process, why he's not rooting for Walter White anymore, and one of the scariest travel encounters we've ever heard. Tune in. You won't regret it. [SPOILER ALERT: If you're very behind and haven't gotten as far as season 5, episode 5 of "Breaking Bad," you may want to save this podcast (and read no further) until you watch it.].

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Josh Gad joining Billy Crystal on FX's 'The Comedians'


Josh Gad joining Billy Crystal on FX's "The Comedians"

"The Book of Mormon" and "1600 Penn" star is going back to the small screen, producing a comedy in which he plays Crystal's younger and hipper sketch-partner on a late-night comedy show.


TNT renews "Major Crimes," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Perception"
They'll return for a respective 3rd, 5th and 3rd seasons.


Andy Richter is headed to "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

He'll guest as a doorman.


Stephen Colbert to Kevin Spacey: "Why should you get an award for TV when you're not on TV?"
The pair discussed "House of Cards'" success last night on "The Colbert Report."


Nickelodeon cancels "Wendell & Vinnie"

The freshman comedy was yanked after 14 episodes and several timeslots.

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Ryan Murphy: Cory Monteith's 'Glee' character won't die from an accidental drug overdose


Ryan Murphy: Cory Monteith's "Glee" character won't die from an accidental drug overdose
"That was something we had considered" for Finn Hudson, says Murphy. "But we have decided that we're not going to have him pass from that. Basically, what we're doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, 'This episode is about a celebration of that character's life.'"


Networks are bidding on the next Tina Fey comedy
Fey and her "30 Rock" partner Robert Carlock have another comedy in the works, one that's set at a women's college that starts accepting men.


Oprah has the urge to give away a car on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

She got "that feeling" during an interview with Kimmel.


Watch Jimmy Fallon's transformation into "Breaking Bad's" Heisenberg

Fallon previewed his "Joking Bad" parody, which will air in September.


USA announces fall premiere dates

"White Collar" and "Covert Affairs" return Oct. 17.


"Game of Thrones" Season 3 box set is shaped like a dragon
Check out an artist's rendering of the DVD set, due out in February.


"Chicago Fire" launches a contest to find the top firehouse dog in America

Three winning pooches will appear on "Today," with the final winner getting a cameo on the NBC drama.

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<p>Zhang Ziyi in &quot;The Grandmaster.&quot;</p>

Zhang Ziyi in "The Grandmaster."

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Martin Scorsese lends his name to Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmaster'

Will it boost the film's fortunes ahead of its August 23 release?

Ever since it landed slightly softly at the Berlin Film Festival back in February, it seems The Weinstein Company has been doing its best to re-engineer “The Grandmaster” less as an art house item than as a crossover piece. It’s probably for the best. Wong Kar-wai devotees, hungry for the film after years of protracted waiting, will catch the film regardless, whether or not its critical reception improves upon its US release. Genre enthusiasts, however, will need more persuading on a film that, given Wong’s trademark flourishes of woozy romanticism, is still far from conventional martial-arts fare. 

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<p>Amber Heard seems happy that her first major movie, 'All The Boys Love Mandy Lane,' is finally about to hit theaters, just as she's promoting her newest movie, 'Paranoia'</p>

Amber Heard seems happy that her first major movie, 'All The Boys Love Mandy Lane,' is finally about to hit theaters, just as she's promoting her newest movie, 'Paranoia'

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Liam Hemsworth and Amber Heard talk about their mini-movie in the midst of 'Paranoia'

Plus listen to me make an out-of-left field Walter Hill reference

I'm not sure if it's going to happen for Liam Hemsworth, but one thing's sure: he's being given every opportunity to prove himself a movie star.

There are, of course, plenty of famous siblings who have managed to find places in the entertainment industry, but there are also plenty of cases where one person in the family eclipses everyone else in terms of fame and employment. Sometimes it comes down to the luck of the draw. Someone gets the right role at the right moment and they blow up. Sometimes it comes down to charisma. You aren't always photogenic just because your brother or your sister is. And right now, with both Chris and Liam Hemsworth in the early days of their careers, it's hard to tell if they're both going to end up carrying movies.

So far, Chris has been way more high visibility, and it's his work in films like "Red Dawn" or "Star Trek" or "Cabin In The Woods" that has me convinced he's the real deal. Thor is certainly a very high visibility part, but Chris has shown that even in films that don't completely work, he's able to come in and create a magnetic, interesting performance that stands out. "The Avengers" isn't just a gimme, where anyone could have done equally well in the role. Chris Hemsworth makes smart choices as an actor, and he has this great decency that shines through even in short appearances.

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